About Latgale | Discover Latvia Tours
Rapid Abavas Rumba | Tour Tour to Kuldīga
Turaida Medieval Castle | Tour Tour to Sigulda
Ķemeri bog | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Floating wooden trail | Tour Baltic Sea Coastal Scenery & Cape Kolka
Waterfall - Ventas Rumba | Tour Tour to Kuldīga
Palace Jaunmoku | Tour Tour to Kuldīga
Kuldīga Old Town | Tour Tour to Kuldīga
Beer barels | Tour Latvian Beer and Cheese Tour
Soviet time suburbs of Riga | Tour Behind The Iron Curtain- Soviet Time Suburbs of Riga
Soviet time suburbs of Riga | Tour Behind The Iron Curtain- Soviet Time Suburbs of Riga
Ķemeri National park | Tour Baltic Sea Coastal Scenery & Cape Kolka
Riga from above | Tour Riga Rooftop Tour
Small town church with cemetary | Tour Baltic Sea Coastal Scenery & Cape Kolka
Boxes in the fishemans yard | Tour Baltic Sea Coastal Scenery & Cape Kolka
Riga from above | Tour Riga Rooftop Tour
Purciems white dune trail | Tour Baltic Sea Coastal Scenery & Cape Kolka
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About Latgale

Latgalia or Latgale (Latvian: Latgale, Latgalian: Latgola) is one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia recognised in the Constitution of the Latvian Republic. It is the easternmost region north of the Daugava river. While most of Latvia is historically Lutheran, Latgale is historically predominantly Roman Catholic.

Latgale- Land of blue lakes

Kurzeme
  • Ventspils
  • Kuldīga
  • Krāslava
The region has a large population of ethnic Russians, especially in Daugavpils, the largest city in the region. Many of the Russians who lived in Latgale before the Soviet occupation are Old Believers. Rezekne, often called the heart of Latgola, Kraslava, and Ludza are other large towns in the region, which also has a Belarusian minority. There is still a significant Polish minority (Daugavpils has almost as many Poles as Latvians). As part of the Polotsk and Vitebsk guberniyas, the region was part of the Pale of Settlement and had a very large Jewish population -- but most of the Jews perished in the Holocaust and much of the remainder has emigrated.

See video about Latgale and it's amazing Potters

Latgales Potters - Masters of Clay from LTDA on Vimeo.